Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs
The dean and vice president of Academic Affairs has administrative oversight of the departments and programs of instruction and of all matters that pertain to the effectiveness and professional development of the faculty. The academic dean oversees the work of the office of Academic Affairs, including the associate for academic affairs, the associate deans for academic administration, Planning and Assessment and Continuing Education, as well as the registrar, the director of Field Education, the director of the Asian American Program, the Center for Barth Studies, and the Center for Black Church Studies. The academic dean is an ex officio member of all faculty committees, including search and promotion committees. While handling some student appeals pertaining to academic matters, The academic dean does not directly participate in the admission of students or in monitoring their progress through the curriculum. Inquiries on such matters should be directed to the dean of students, or, for the Ph.D. program, to the director of Ph.D. Studies.
Associate Dean for Academic Administration
The associate dean for academic administration is responsible for the administration of the Ph.D. Studies and Masters' Studies programs. The associate dean for academic administration serves as the primary administrator for the Ph.D. program, coordinates the Ph.D. admissions process, facilitates the Ph.D. Teaching Apprenticeship Program, and provides oversight to the Doctoral Research Scholar's Program. The associate dean advises students on academic regulations and procedures, and works with students to strategize for academic success. The associate dean for academic administration provides administrative guidance and support to the Masters' Studies Committee and to the director of Masters' Studies, to the Ph.D. Studies Committee and to the director of Ph.D. Studies. The associate dean for academic administration's duties also include administering the Academic Regulations and Procedures as specified in the Princeton Theological Seminary Handbook.
Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment
The associate dean for planning and assessment has primary administrative responsibilities in the area of institutional planning and effectiveness. The associate dean for planning and assessment focuses on strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation, and is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive plan for evaluating educational and institutional effectiveness. The associate Dean serves as a member of the curriculum assessment committee and as a member of the president's senior administrative team. The associate dean for planning and assessment 's duties also include the continuing refinement and implementation of the seminary's strategic plan, providing guidance in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to use in decision-making as part of assessment. The associate dean for planning and assessment also serves as liaison with the seminary's accrediting agencies--the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Association of Theological Schools.